Usha Uthup defied assumptions about Bollywood female playback singers by carving out a niche for herself with her powerful voice. Her ability to sing jazz, rock, and Hindi classical music with equal dexterity made her the superstar she is today.
Uthup’s booming voices added an extra spice to Bollywood’s disco numbers when it was going through a musical revolution in the 1980s.
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We take a look back at her musical career and compile a list of some of her most unusual tracks:
1. Doston Se Pyaar Kiya
Nothing could be more famous than Usha Uthup’s rendition of Anand Bakshi’s song with R.D Burman’s music. It is immortal because of its exquisite composition and Ushaji’s sweet voice.
2. One Two Cha Cha
Even if the lyrics aren’t very clear, Usha Uthup’s sweet-toned voice makes it a captivating track in general. A song from the superhit film Shalimar is a true disco throwback song that is frequently performed at parties.
3. Rambha Ho – Ho – Ho
Ushaji is the only artist who can sing a mix of Hindi and English lyrics like a full-fledged western performer. Her voice is full of verve and intensity, making the song a timeless classic.
One of Usha Ji’s greatest songs is from the film Armaan.
4. Aami Shotti Bolchi
Usha Uthup has written another beautiful article for our generation. The intensity of the instruments, as well as how well they combine with her voice, is incredible. Kolkata is unique.
5. Hai Ye Maya
Can we perhaps take a moment to thank Ushaji for passing on this wonderful tune to the next generation? With eyes on Shahrukh Khan and Ushaji’s voice on the playback, this was a much-needed pairing.
6. Hari Om Hari
It’s fascinating to watch Kalpana Iyer move to Ushaji’s gruff voice throughout the song. Although the lyrics are ahead of their time, they do not detract from the sentiments of the moment, which is commendable.
Pyaara Dushman’s song is a timeless classic, and she is noted for her husky vocals in it.
7. Auva Auva Koi Yahan Nache
Usha Uthup has given us a slew of retro bangers, and this tune is sure to bring out the disco dancer in everyone. What are you doing with your life if you haven’t choreographed your motions to this song?
A smash hit song from a smash hit film Disco dancing is a style that will never go out of style.
It’s wonderful to see how Bollywood incorporated several cultures into this music video and did Usha Uthup’s exquisite vocals full credit. The combination of upbeat music and Priyanka’s seductive motions is a chef’s kiss.
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